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Winebarger wins thrilling IMCA modified race at SO Speedway

WHITE CITY — Collin Winebarger won a thrilling 35-lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Winebarger is the defending race champion, and he made a late pass on Kellen Chadwick for the impressive victory. Chadwick led from the start with Winebarger running second. The only yellow flag waved on lap 10, and Chadwick pulled out to a big lead when the race continued.

When Chadwick caught slower traffic around lap 26, Winebarger closed in quickly. They crossed the line on lap 33 in a dead heat, and Winebarger moved ahead as they exited Turn 2. Winebarger led the final two laps for the well-earned victory Chadwick settled for second ahead of Jesse Williamson, track point leader Zach Fettinger and Jerry Flippo.

Isaac Sanders won the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event. Branden Wilson took the lead on a lap two restart and held it for three laps before Isaac Sanders took over. Wilson spun into the Turn 4 infield on lap seven as Matt Sanders moved into second. Jorddon Braaten gained third on lap 10, and a lap 16. yellow flag bunched the field. Matt Sanders challenged his brother Issac Sanders for the remaining laps, but Isaac kept his cool for the impressive win. Braaten, Brent Curran and Mike Medel completed the Top 5.

Josh King won the 20 lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event. King is the three-time reigning series champion, and he gained the lead after Camden Robustelli spun in Turn 2 for a lap two yellow flag. Brock Peters and Chad Cardoza had a good battle going for second until Peters finally grabbed the position for good on lap 10. As King caught slower traffic on the white flag lap, Peters made a serious challenge for the lead. However, King kept his cool and kept Peters behind him at the checkered flag. Ryan Smith finished third ahead of Robustelli and Fred Hay.

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